The City of Coral Gables is hosting a series of Traffic Calming Workshops to seek input on how to improve the safety of its streets. City officials want to hear directly from residents about what traffic calming solutions can produce safer roads and prevent traffic accidents. By participating in the workshops, you’ will have a say on how to improve the livability of your own neighborhoods.
Join in any of the following meetings that are closest to you:
Monday, Sept. 17, 6-8 p.m., Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave.;
Thursday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5690 N. Kendall Dr.;
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Youth Center, 405 University Dr.;
Thursday, Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m., UM Catholic Student Center, 1400 Miller Rd., and
Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, Coral Gables Library, 3443 Segovia St.
The City recently entered into an important Memorandum of Understanding with Miami-Dade County which allows the city to fund, design and implement certain pre-approved traffic calming measures provided the city follow established county guidelines. Traffic calming improvements are normally the exclusive purview of Miami-Dade County. The workshops are part of the city’s commitment and ongoing dialogue with stakeholders to develop best practices and use proper devices that will mitigate cut-through traffic and reduce speeding on residential streets. They also are vital for the integration of a Multimodal Transportation Plan, a long-term blueprint currently in the works that will result in a complete and strategic approach to improve all mobility needs in Coral Gables. Public feedback is extremely important, and city officials are counting on you to be part of the conversation.